Our August Family Homes issue has hit your mailbox and newsstands, so we’re kicking it off with a colorful and oh-so-stylish Little Rock home. Designer Tobi Fairley used her signature bold palettes and tailored style to update a cramped cottage for a family of eight. In the kitchen, which is open to the family room, the walls and cabinets are all painted Tidewater by Sherwin-Williams. “We used color to wrap the room, so it acts more like a neutral,” Fairley explains. “It would have looked busier with white cabinets because the contrast would cause the eye to stop.” A large, marble-topped kitchen island now sits at what used to be the back wall of the house. Dual refrigerators are disguised behind cabinet panels flanking the range. To see more of this family home, read the full story online here or find a copy of the new August issue on newsstands.
This Greers Ferry Lake home is full of nautical inspiration throughout and makes for an easy getaway for a young Conway family. They called upon designer Tami Risinger to help design a place they could unwind together as a family. “Designing a second home is fun,” Risinger says. “This one has more of a theme and a more colorful palette than I usually work with.” Nestled in the Eden Isle community, the home reflects its surroundings with a palette of gray, cream, and navy with pops of red and nautical accents. A custom, upholstered banquette anchors the dining area around a stainless steel-topped table, which reflect the theme and are perfectly kid-friendly. Go shopping with us and read the full story online here or find a copy of the July issue on newsstands.
We’re taking you outside for this week’s “Room of the Week” feature. This poolside oasis was built around steep terrain, but that didn’t stop these Little Rock homeowners. They called upon expert designer Larry West, who had designed the interior of their home, and also Scott Girner of Elite Pools by Scott. The pool itself features state-of-the-art technology. Made from gunite (a mixture of cement, sand, and water), the salt-water swimming pool features Elite Pools’ proprietary Smart Pool™ system. Following the lead of the pool and its natural, neutral-based stone surround, West added the finishing touches to the terrace. “Because the area is so woodsy, we wanted to create an outdoor space that fit with nature,” West says. Light tan cushions are mixed with warm-hued throw pillows on the outdoor furniture. The far end of the pool features a ledge, which allows for a swim-up bar on one side and barstool seating on the other. Poolside cocktails anyone? Read the full story online here or find a copy of the July issue on newsstands.
As seen in our July issue, this once cramped attic is now a comfortable and charming family area. Chris Milligan of Dwellings, Inc. reworked the structure and floor plan of this 1930s cottage to include modern amenities and plenty of space for lounging. This Heights home that Anna Dickinson, owner of White Goat in Little Rock, shares with her husband and two children is loaded with charm. She enlisted White Goat designer Adam Smith to help her infuse the space with the shop’s signature style of French country minimalism. We love the mix of textures used in the space, from the painted wood walls, railings and slipcovered furniture to the exposed brick wall. Get the look in your own home with these items we’ve pulled together. For more inspiration, read the full story online here or find a copy of the new July issue on newsstands.
Happy July, everyone! We’re gearing up for a fun and patriotic weekend and hope you are too. Our Room of the Week is just that-fun and patriotic. The new July issue is out and is full of all-American summer inspiration. Featuring red, white and blue details, this screened porch is a perfect weekend retreat, as seen in our “Nautical Escape” feature. Just off the master bedroom, this casual space offers a great place to relax with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Outfitted with a custom daybed and a small table and chairs, what else do you need? We’re helping you get the look for your own all-American look this holiday weekend. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the new July issue on newsstands.
Harper Howey Interiors brings a casual, shore-inspried style throughout this Fayetteville home. We’re showcasing the family’s formal dining room this week. The home is designed with inspiration from the homeowner’s favorite beach spot, Rosemary Beach, which is along Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A. Homes in the area often feature a cool palette of ocean-inspired blues and greens, slipcovered furniture, and weathered wood. Used for holidays and special gatherings, the dining room’s more formal design still ties in with the overall look of the home. The upholstered bench is the perfect perch for children and brings a sunny yellow into the room’s palette. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the June issue on newsstands.
We’re back with another “Room of the Week” feature and this week it’s all about the breakfast room. Not just any breakfast room…one with European-inspired style and beautiful furnishings and draperies. Sister design team Talena Ray and Mona Thompson of Providence Design are renowned for their ability to incorporate found objects and European influence into interiors. Here, a chandelier with a burlap drum shade lights up casual meals, while a French bleached-wood cabinet, topped with antique olive oil jars and wine jugs, provides storage. Patterned draperies continue the home’s palette of white, gray, and yellow. What’s your favorite part about this space? Read the full story online here or find a copy of the June issue on newsstands.
It’s almost the weekend and if you need some kitchen inspiration, you’re in the right place. This beautiful European-inspired kitchen is our Room of the Week, designed by sisters Talena Ray and Mona Thompson of Providence Design. The heavily-veined granite countertops combined with the diamond-shaped, mixed-stone backsplash give the kitchen design color and movement. Ray and Thompson commissioned the iron light fixture centered over the island. This kitchen also features custom kitchen cabinets with a blue-gray glaze reminiscent of the patina of antique painted furniture. We’ve rounded up a few items to help you get the look. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the June issue on newsstands.
This week’s “Room of the Week” brings us casual, shore-inspired style from a Fayetteville home designed by Harper Howey Interiors. To bring the look of an elegant beachside home to Northwest Arkansas, the team at Harper Howey Interiors started with a neutral base that includes white walls and cabinetry along with tan and cream furnishings. Bold lighting and accent pillows bring in colors reminiscent of a lush seascape in the adjoining living room. Rich, textured fabrics and a mirrored coffee table add a hint of glamour. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the June issue on newsstands.
Homeowner Bill Hardin came back to the neighborhood where he grew up to find this historic Fayetteville home, which he renovated with the design guidance and expertise of Dale Trice of Florida. In the living room, pleated linen draperies recede against the soft white walls. A pearlized paint finish highlights the room’s original millwork, which was also left intact during the renovation. The French painting of a jazz musician is from Boswell Mourot Fine Art. “Mr. Hardin has a very keen eye for design,” says Trice, “he wanted the interiors to feel updated; not necessarily modern or traditional, but somewhere in the middle.” Find more before photos of the rest of the home and read the full story online here or find a copy of the May issue on newsstands.